|Registration: Wr_04: ONLINE Shaping the Storyline: Focus on Introduction, Discussion and Conclusion of research papers - all|
Online Workshop via ZOOM
This three-day online literacy course addresses doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the fields of Natural Sciences and Engineering who are currently involved in the process of drafting or revising a journal manuscript and who wish to strengthen the scientific narrative in the Introduction, Discussion or Conclusion section.
Ahead of the course, participants will receive a “Call for texts” inviting them to submit a 500-word writing sample from the Introduction, Discussion or Conclusion section, on the basis of which they will receive individual trainer feedback during the course.
Participants will equally be asked to select and submit a published research article authored by a leading scientist in their field. The self-selected research articles will serve course participants as a reference on text genre with regard to the organization of content and the use of structural elements of style. In a comparative approach, participants will first explore the build-up of the scientific argument in the Introduction, Discussion or Conclusion section of the research articles they have selected. Then, with a focus on shaping their own scientific argument, they will be guided through mini drafting sessions that will help develop relevant sections of their own manuscript. Finally, course participants will be invited to put newly gained skills and understanding into practice by drafting and revising a second writing sample, on which they will again receive trainer feedback with regard to language correctness and style.
Course activities will include
Online course design
In a blended learning environment, this course combines remote Zoom conference meetings, which include forum debates or small group discussions, and guided individual work. Participation in the video conference meetings via audio and video is therefore required in order to validate attendance.
English language skills
A prerequisite to benefit from this course is that participants should have achieved the English level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and be progressing towards level C1.
Professor Monique Dorang, PhD, is a trainer and consultant for academic writing and publishing. She conducts courses for graduates and postdocs in collaboration with graduate schools and research centres and offers editing and counselling for individual authors.
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